On Thursday, Twitter said that the account which is linked to PM Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked and was later restored.
“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted. Advice on keeping your account secure can be found,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
As per reports, there were messages put by hackers which seek donations to PM’s relief fund for COVID-19 using bitcoins.
“This account is hacked by John Wick (firstname.lastname@example.org), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” the message reportedly said.
Cyble, the cybersecurity firm claimed on August 30 that John Wick, the hacker group was behind the data breach at Paytm Mall.
Accounts of Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama Elon Musk, and many other high profiles were also hacked in July.
After the hacked account announcement, The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) posted an image on Twitter that read “Hacked.”
However, the post was not related to any cybersecurity alarm but related to the worrying state of the economy and the present coronavirus situation n India.
In April-June, India’s GDP contracted by 23.9 per-cent. CM of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, brought to notice the GDP upon clicking the post which read “Hacked” in bold letters.
He also pointed out that the jobless rate in the country is currently at a 45-year high and the GDP has dropped to a 40-year-low.
There was another reference besides GDP which was the increasing coronavirus numbers in India. India reported more than 80,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for two consecutive days. The total infected patients account to 3,853,406 in India.
Several Opposition parties, including the Congress, have criticised the Modi government for the dropping GDP. Rahul Gandhi has even launched a four-part video series attacking the government for the “economic tragedy.